Edgardo has been surrounded by food since a tender age, being first brought into the kitchen by his chef father. He grew his budding passion for the industry through reading books, working in the kitchen and getting a degree in BCOM – specializing in hospitality and food and beverage management – at Ryerson University. Ed has always been drawn to taking on challenges and basks in the opportunity to be creative and visionary. From its inception, Ed has been a part of Seventh Heaven Event Catering. On paper, he oversees all the marketing, social media and sales of the business and is a Senior Catering Consultant for larger events, but what he does is so much more than that. Ed is the mastermind behind bringing together flawless presentations under tight deadlines. His motto is, “Anything is possible!” and he loves to be the one to make it happen at each new event. With the keenest eye for detail, Ed specializes in ensuring that each aspect is considered in every unique layout while bringing each one to life. He prides himself on being at the forefront of innovations for creative food presentation and is responsible for keeping Seventh Heaven on the cutting edge. Having Ed on your side means your catering events will have artistic precision and modern treatment delivered on every plate, at any venue.
For Ed, the best part of his job is a satisfied client, making them look good at their event and properly representing them to their clients. If Seventh Heaven can elevate their clients’ social or corporate presence in the market, he considers it a job well done.
As a young boy, Gino’s fascination with how things worked got him into trouble, but it may also be the reason he brings so many creative, imaginative ideas to life in all the events he produces today. Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past two decades, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events, and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009. His dedication to his clients, the company and the events it produces are second to none. Be it creating new menus with his kitchen team, working on new projects with the event team or being on site where the magic happens, he is not satisfied until perfection is achieved. On any given day, he credits his success to the people he works with, saying, “To be a part of a great team, you have to be a great team member.”
Paul Spanō is the driving force that brought Seventh Heaven together in 2001. Paul came to the table with 15 years of prior experience in the hospitality industry.
Paul started his career in the kitchen and with great passion and expert guidance, he quickly moved through the ranks. His thirst for knowledge moved him to the front of the house where he began to learn all the different facets of the industry.
Paul focuses on developing, building, and maintaining relationships with our venue partners and also identifies new business opportunities. Managing different venues that seat anywhere from 150 to 1800 guests to golf courses and many high-level restaurants, he brings to the table operational skills that are second to none.
Since then he has developed his leadership role as Seventh Heaven’s Senior Sales Consultant, Event Planner and Director of Venue Development. No matter what you envision or what your dreams and desires are, Paul makes them a reality. According to Paul, there is no greater joy than surpassing all of your clients' and guests' expectations. His expertise and passion make him one of the pillars of Seventh Heaven.